At least 23 Taliban members and two troops of the Afghan National Army were killed in military operations against the insurgents, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday.
“The operation was launched in three provinces of Kandahar, Kunduz and Kapisa in the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement.
“Twenty-five militants were also wounded,” it said.
Afghan security forces have increased operations to clear militants from several provinces since the national troops took over full responsibility for the security from January 1.
The ministry said on Tuesday that the army killed 261 Taliban fighters during a recent month-long operation in the country’s eastern province of Kunar on the Pakistan border.
Violence surged in Afghanistan in 2014, as the NATO-led alliance withdrew its combat troops and shifted to a train-and-advise mission with around 13,000 foreign troops, mostly from the United States. SAPA